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What can tradition-rooted family businesses learn from future-focused MIT?

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 2 months and 1 day ago

There’s an old Danish saying that it’s dangerous to make predictions, especially about the future. But being better informed about what’s happening in the present can go a long way to helping navigate, or at least keep moving in the right direction, in uncertain times. Organizations that partner with MIT Sloan Executive Education recognize the importance of understanding how technology driven business disruptions influence long-term strategy in virtually every industry. For family-owned businesses with a long tradition of doing things a certain way, the breakneck speed of technological change can feel especially disorienting. Disruption and change are shortening time horizons for all businesses, but family businesses have extra layers of complexity—the future success of the business is inseparable from the well-being of the family—and all the more reason to be better educated about the future.

We are excited to welcome John Davis, a renowned authority in the family enterprise field, to MIT Sloan and look forward to exploring in depth the issues and challenges of family ownership and sustaining multigenerational success.

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Executive education gets graphic at MIT

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 4 months and 5 days ago

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If you had to guess what sort of notes are featured on the whiteboards and flip charts of our Executive Education classrooms, you might propose charts, matrices, or mathematical equations. You probably wouldn’t guess art. But if Kelvy Bird happens to be in your next program, you will see creative, colorful, real-time artwork take shape on the classroom walls. “At the end, the room is filled with color and is alive with what people have heard and said. I can’t help but think this adds to the way people are existing in the room.”

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An interview with ACE holder Franco Amalfi

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 5 months and 8 days ago

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Franco Amalfi is an accomplished executive with more than 25 years of experience in value selling, management consulting, software development, software implementation, program management, and business development. He recently completed his Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation & Technology at MIT Sloan and shared some of his thoughts about his ACE experience with us.

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Space exploration: MIT experiments in open floor, unassigned seating

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 5 months and 22 days ago

MIT experiments in open floor, unassigned seating

In May, our team, along with five other groups at MIT Sloan School of Management, will move into a gorgeous space with amazing views, cool furniture, and a whole new outlook on how we work. There won’t be any offices, corner or otherwise, for anyone including the most senior managers, and our group, the Office of Executive Education, has gone even further and abandoned assigned seating altogether.

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The coaching approach in MIT Sloan's Advanced Management Program

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 6 months and 20 days ago

1:1 Leadership Coaching in AMP

Our MIT Sloan Advanced Management Program (AMP) provides executives with a unique, month-long opportunity to step away from work, to learn, practice, and benefit from 1-to-1 leadership coaching and individualized feedback assessments. AMP participants are paired with an executive coach for individualized, confidential sessions during the program. These coaching relationships are often so powerful that the participant elects to continue the sessions beyond completion of the program.

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MIT is No. 1 in QS World University Rankings for the 7th year in a row

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 7 months and 13 days ago

MIT No. 1 in the QS World University Rankings

MIT has been honored with 12 No. 1 subject rankings in the QS World University Rankings for 2018. This is the seventh straight year that the Institute has earned the top spot. However, accolades like these are not how we measure our impact in the world. At MIT Sloan Executive Education, the voices of our participants are what matter.

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Four members of the MIT Sloan community honored at Thinkers50 Awards 2017

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 10 months and 29 days ago


We are excited to announce that four members of the MIT Sloan community were honored last week at the biennial Thinkers50 awards in London: Douglas Ready, Hal Gregersen, Erik Brynjolfsson, and Andrew McAfee.

The Thinkers50 was launched in 2001 as the first-ever global ranking of management thinkers. Its goal is to identify and share the best management thinking in the world, and it has been described by the Financial Times as the "Oscars of management thinking."

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Neil Ackerman has put his MIT Sloan Executive Certificates to work—and to great success

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 year ago

MIT Sloan Executive Certificate Holder Neil Ackerman

MIT Sloan Executive Certificate holder Neil Ackerman is a highly successful supply chain and strategy executive currently serving as Senior Director of Global Supply Chain Advanced Planning and Innovation for healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson. His accomplishments in supply chain innovation throughout his career have been many—so, it’s hard to imagine a time when Ackerman wasn’t sure where he wanted to go, or how he was going to get there. But for the now-accomplished executive, there were several turning points in his career that required deep thought, new ways of thinking, and giants leaps of faith.

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